Mumbai is a city of big contrasts.
Forward-thinking, Mumbai is a step ahead of its Indian neighbors, but with two steps back to its history. It doesn't matter whether you are about its history, location or the vastly different levels of living - all of it is too diverse to conceive, Mumbai is a city that has to be seen to put it into perspective.
But it is unforgettable.
What memories will this city give you? You can find out only on your trip to Mumbai, so pack your suitcases and let Booked.net assist you to find a hotel in Mumbai. From cheap offers to luxury Mumbai hotels we have collected them all with maps, photos and secure forms at Booked.net.
As your plane lands in Mumbai, this city will shock you with its unbelievable wealth and abject poverty set side-by-side. Here one person on a shopping tour can spend more money than the monthly budget of an average family in Mumbai. This is real life in Mumbai - it is city, where one person makes large purchases on their foreign credit cards, while others have never seen even a simple mobile phone.
Throw the rule book out the window when it comes to how to live in Mumbai.
Mumbai lies at the edge of the Arabian Sea on an island crowded with 20 million people and totally separated from the rest of India by a creek. Its location and people blend into one to enhance tropical mix of Mumbai with its palm trees and salty breezes. This multifaceted city is in everlasting change – one day mild and the other aggressive – inconstancy is in its heart.
The best way to understand it better is, of course sightseeing. Attractions include;
- The Hanging Gardens located on Malabar Hill for stunning views
- Palladium, has everything from art interiors to international brands
- The Portuguese church at Dadar, a place worth visiting for unique architecture
- Marine Drive, an endless waterfront promenade
When speaking about Mumbai, one landmark is always at the top of any must-see list –the Gateway of India built to welcome King George V to India in 1911. The British came in 1661 as the country was given this land as a dowry for King Charles II marriage with the Portuguese Princess Catherine de Braganza whose father had a rule over the area. The British established a fort and trading post that made the growth of the city intense.
Mumbai is open to your findings from history to exquisite shopping, but one thing you can discover before your trip there – a good hotel at Booked.net.